Early Years – Donaldson Class
In Donaldson Class our teacher is called Mrs Graves, our Nursery Nurse is called Miss McGrath, and our TA is called Mrs Donnelly.
Our Topic for this half term is "Traditional Tales".
We will begin the topic by thinking about the tale of the "Three Little Pigs". We will retell the story in our own words and experiment with different house building materials to see which material is the strongest.
Our indoor role play area has changed into a builder's yard, where we can design and build our own houses from straw, sticks and bricks.
We will then move on to thinking about "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". We will think about the importance of saying sorry, and will write letters of apology to the Three Bears from Goldilocks. We will be testing different flavours of porridge to see which is our favourite, and recording our results on a pictogram.
During our work on "Hansel and Gretel", we will be thinking about healthy eating, sharing, and making maps, and, in our work on "The Gingerbread Man" we will be designing, making and eating our own gingerbread men!
By now you should have received your Curriculum Overview leaflet which outlines the activities that we will be completing this half term. If you have mislaid your copy of this, please speak to a member of the Early Years team.
Your celebrations and festivals...
If you will be taking part in any celebrations or festivals, please let us know, as we would very much like to celebrate these with you. If you would like to come in and talk to the class about your celebration, we would very much welcome you to do so!
Homework and Reading
Firm Foundation packs will be sent home each Friday to be returned to school no later than Wednesday. There is a labelled box for these to be collected into just inside the classroom door. If you have not signed up to receive these packs and would like to, please speak to Mrs Graves or Miss McGrath.
Reading books and phonic packs are changed every Monday and Friday. Please ensure that reading books, diaries and phonic packs are kept in your child’s book bag and are brought to school every day. We tend to alternate between reading with all children in class one week, and checking tricky words the next.
Fine motor control / literacy sheets are also sent home on a Friday night, and we ask that these are completed by Wednesday at the latest. These sheets help to develop children's phonic, writing and fine motor skills.
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